Today more than ever, houses are being designed in modern and contemporary styles, marked by clean lines and streamlined details. That calls for a new generation of high-performance windows and doors—which happens to be a specialty of Marvin, a 109-year-old manufacturer that began its history in Minnesota as a lumber company but, since the 1940s, has risen to become one of America’s leading window and door providers.
Its new Marvin Modern line is built with a proprietary high-density pultruded fiberglass frame, allowing products with the ultra-slim, clean-lined aesthetic this style is known for while maintaining optimal thermal properties. Instead of choosing between thin sightlines and ideally robust insulation, these offerings allow for both. They’re also modular, and designed to work together as a cohesive whole. Whether it’s a wall of glass formed by Marvin’s Direct Glaze and Multi-Slide Door, or its accompanying operable Awning and Casement windows, the line seamlessly extends to a home’s every need.
With our company’s roots in traditional and historic windows, our goal with the Marvin Modern collection is to understand the ‘why’ behind [the term] modern. It’s not really about the window or the door; it’s about the void. The best products almost disappear. Yet our customers also want optimal thermal performance. In the past, that’s always been the trade-off.
“Our solution was a high-density pultruded fiberglass we developed for the frame [that features] the strength of other metals but not the same thermal conductivity. Having a material solution that’s inherently thermally efficient is a significant enabler for the Marvin Modern line. Based on the feedback we’ve heard from architects, there isn’t a better solution out there.”
—Kris Hanson, director of product management at Marvin
Marvin Modern’s windows and doors are also practical and easy to install. Thanks to a unique Integrated Mull Channel, a structural cavity within the frame, Marvin can offer added mull reinforcement and drywall return without compromising sightlines. That means flexibility and exquisite detail. The collection is modern in the true sense of the word: not simply a retro midcentury look, but an innovative solution that’s stronger yet slimmer than its predecessors. That’s clear as glass.